We do not have much fishing experience. And if we look back at our life in Istanbul, we were not able to do that either. But when we started living in Icmeler in Marmaris, we chose fishing as our hobby. We jump on our bikes and come to the beach to learn how to catch fish. In this time, we have developed ourselves. At least we do not forget to take the bells off while we are throwing the fishing rod.
We shared our curiosity with our friends. Izzet, who is quite older than us, invited us to fish. There is a boat that he organizes private boat tours for 8-10 people. He is taking his guest to Marmaris bays. He ensures that his guests to spend pleasant and enjoyable minutes during day. When the season is over, he devotes his time to himself and his family. One day he called us and said, “I am going out for fishing, would you join?” we immediately said “of course” and we went out to fishing at 8 o’clock in the next morning. We understood how peaceful were the words of “we are out for fishing” and “we are fishing” and they are actually filled with joy, fun and tranquility.
İzzet Abi (Brother), with all his patience showed and tried to teach how to catch fish with fishing rod, how to keep the fish, how to prepare the fish bait, how to understand if the fish came. We were good students, we solved the mechanism, and with a little luck we had 26 red bouge fish, 1 red sea bream, 1 hani fish. We went at 8:00 in the morning and returned at 17:00. We do not even know how time passed. Being on the sea is a really different feeling. It is necessary to look away while enjoying the fishing and gazing at the crystal clear sea in order to enjoy the nature and calm down. Something like therapy. We are not satisfied with this much. Let’s see how our next fishing adventure will be.
We like to travel and to be on the road. We like to go somewhere else and discover new things. We went to Köyceğiz. A district gathered around the lake that merges with the Dalyan sea. It has a long walking cordon around the lake shore. There are also cafes and restaurants along the cordon. This is not just the summer season; it is a place where life is always moving. There are many villages around. You can see detailed information about Koycegiz and related directions in our post under the heading of the Nearby Areas. After Köyceğiz, we arrived at Ortaca.
We learned that Ortaca is famous with its Pomegranate gardens. If you come here, you should taste the pomegranates. Stooped in one place selling fruit on the side of the road. A very sweet lady and husband welcomed us. They have recommended pomegranate juice to us. They filled the cups immediately and gave it. They also asked us to try the mixture of orange and pomegranate. It’s all sweet. Pomegranate and oranges fit together. If you go there, you should definitely try these two.
Let’s do something, but what? We moved in motion thinking where to go. We picked up our towels and a few clothe and we jumped in our car. We came out of Icmeler, Marmaris and turned our way to Fethiye. We just thought of a two-day trip. We looked at our route and we saw Göcek on our way also. We’ve never been there before. We said let’s look at it and we went to Göcek. It’s a small and pretty green place. We wonder around the coast and we were convinced that it was an elite and calm place after this short trip. We decided to come here for a longer time and we were back on our way. We finally came to Fethiye and set in a place for ourselves. We stayed in the center of Fethiye and wandered around the area where we saw the boat trips. Fethiye has a long cordon. We tried the park swings. : D
We saw a man selling a glass art and a variety of jewelry on a small bench in the street. He made a sunflower-shaped necklace, and has written “my family” into it. We asked where Bar Street is. It was dark on the evening. It is possible to find all kinds of bars and cafes on this street. At night, we returned to our hotel. We left early in the morning and went out to Ölüdeniz. It is 17 km from Fethiye to Ölüdeniz. We liked it more. Unspoiled nature, away from the city. The sea, the beach is immaculate. You can also go to a public beach. We spent the day at the beach. We enjoyed the sea and the sun. We read lots of books and took photos. This is definitely one of the heavenly places to be seen. We are waiting for our next visit, and this time we will also do the paragliding.
There is something else we like doing; to discover places we meet with our friends, with our family, with our loved ones, bring them to nature and have fun together. Palamutbükü is a great place where you can enjoy the nature, stay with the sea and listen to your mind. The beach is with stones, the water is cold and salty. But the water is crystal clear so swimming is an amazing experience. We usually go there at the end of the season and we love to build a tent there. Because at the end of the season you can make a fire on the beach and you can barbecue. We came with our friends and we had a great fun. We built the tent, we put our beach towels and chairs and we give ourselves in the cool waters of Palamutbükü.
In the evening we started to barbecue and entertainment continued full time. At the beginning of the fire we sometimes danced without music, sometimes accompanied by music as well. : D We played games and some puzzles. After the sun rises and we felt sleepy. As we woke up, we came out of our tent and jumped into the crystal clear sea. The sea is so clean and you can see the fishes in the water. If you have the equipment, you can dive and you will be delighted to see the wonderful creatures.
It is true that we enjoy being on the road. We stop by and take photos in every beautiful sight we see, chatting about the place with the people we do not know, standing in the villages and wondering around the villages, sitting in the shade of various trees and drinking tea from the thermos, do research from the internet, to feed our curiosities, and to get to know about a few of the things regarding the city are the such things we did along our route.
It’s a great place with both its people and nature. The scenery and the wonderful bays will fascinate you. When you come here, you will love not only the nature but also the places because all people are all friendly and will help you when you have a problem. We are at the first night of our journey and with tent. We did not know much about the environment, so we decided to settle in safe place as much as possible which is close to the Tuna restaurant on the beach, and the people over there even showed us where and how to connect electricity. During the time we stayed there, they told us we could use the WC and showers. : D Well, we have bought some of our food and drink needs in return for their help.
Now we have social network here where we come as knowing no one. We meet with our friends, we drink tea in the gardens with our elder brothers and sisters. We were invited to the activity of Marmaris Turkish Folk Music Choir and Folklore Foundation on 18th March. The songs were beautiful. We were signing too and we took the photos of the choir and handed them over to them. Ataturk’s favorite folk songs were remembered once again.
All of our habits have changed. These changes started with cycling in the mornings with the clear air. It seems the clean air in Icmeler makes you cleaned. We took our bikes out of the house around 8 am in the morning, buy some bagels from bakery and ayran (drink version of yogurt) from market. Then we arrived to the beach. We have put our towels onto the sand close to the sea and enjoy the most beautiful start of the day in the most beautiful place.
We started to the year 2017 with a spontaneous Christmas plan. As we swimmed in the sea in December in Icmeler, we met with elder sister and brother. This very sympathetic couple has just settled in Icmeler just like us. We talked about our Christmas plan and we said we did not have a plan. These lady and gentleman have asked us to join them. They said that they reserved a hotel called Ortaca Stone House in Ortaca and planned a super organization. We were wondering about Ortaca since we have’nt been there. With a little research on the internet, we joined them. And met them on 31 December: D
It was really had a great restaurant, great live music, and of course great food: D It was a super evening. We ate a lot and drank plenty much. 😀 We met with new people. At 4 am we ended up having fun and turned back to our rooms. You need to see the decoration of the rooms. As the name implies, the walls of the house are like stone walls. The rooms are designed just like the old village houses. We went downstairs in the morning to have an amazing super breakfast. I tried the village cheeses, the village jams and the tastes I did not know before.
We had breakfast immediately and left there after giving thanks to the owners of the place. We would not have been able to go to a Dalyan tour when we arrived here. We immediately agreed with a little sightseeing boat and were started to enjoy with the beauty of nature. We passed through the reeds to the beach of Dalyan Iztuzu. This is a private beach 5 thousand 400 meters long where the caretta caretta turtles come to lay eggs. On this world-famous beach, a safe area for turtles has been created. The sea is shallow and has a velvety sand on the floor. It is incredibly enjoyable to swim and play water games here: D
We cannot enjoy today because of our worries regarding tomorrow. After all, we cannot enjoy now or the future. That’s what we felt exactly. We wanted to get away from the complexity of Istanbul and all its negativenesss. One day, we went to Marmaris for a documentary film shooting. Besides the wonderful nature views, the smile of people and the life quality of the people affected us very much. We moved to Icmeler in Marmaris exactly 2 weeks later and got married here with a wonderful wedding ceremony :). We continue to run our advertising agency (Seyyar Agency) here.
We went to Istanbul for our marriage procedures and then we finished our documentation works at the municipality of Marmaris and we finally got our marriage day and we were ready for the preparations. We organized an invitation for 120 people on the Dogan Güneş Aladdin Captain’s boat: D We set up a hotel where all our cousins, our uncles and aunts can accommodate and invited them. Our minds were busy with crazy questions; How will the people come, how to get to the boat, how to get back to the hotel after getting on the boat, how to arrange food and drinks on the boat, how to decorate the boat like? With the help of our friends, everything went smoothly. The entertainment started at 4:00 pm and ended at 12:00 pm (we played a lot and we never sat down: D). We would like to thank everyone who was with us that day. We would like to thank you to Muhsin Cesur, Selman Pekiyi, Sima Pekiyi for taking photos and videos and, Tuncay Zeybek, Tuğba Zeybek, Sır Büşra Yavuzer, Bedri Bulut and Ahmet Yavuzer for checking everything and solving problems.